Cattle industry returns to normal culling rate

Cattle industry returns to normal culling rate

Cull cow slaughter tracking higher year over year.

As the end of summer draws near, many cattle producers are faced with the decision to “keep or cull” cows.  Cull cows are marketed throughout the year, but prices are seasonally lowest in the fall.

“Looking back on the past two years, beef herd inventory growth significantly decreased the supply of cull cows on the market,” the Livestock Marketing Information Center (LMIC) said. “Cull cow prices in 2014 and the first half of 2015 reflected this tightened supply by trending up to re

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